7 Cooking Projects to Try This Weekend

Shrimp tacos, lasagna bread, and the perfect parfait

Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp Tacos

Nothing says "thank goodness it's the weekend" like a taco. Pair it with beer, a margarita, or a mojito, and fill it with rice and shrimp. Get the recipe for Shrimp Tacos »Dylan + Jeni
Scaccia

Scaccia

Weekends are great for baking bread, and the bigger the project the better. This Italian bread really gets it right, stuffed to bursting with tomato sauce and cheese. Completely worth the effort. Get the recipe for Scaccia »Matt Taylor-Gross
Rice Cakes Stuffed with Coconut and Brown Sugar (Yi Bua)

Rice Cakes Stuffed with Coconut and Brown Sugar (Yi Bua)

Don't stand around a hot oven—steam these delicately chewy rice cakes instead. Get the recipe for Rice Cakes Stuffed with Coconut and Brown Sugar (Yi Bua) »Jason Lang
Slow-Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Garlic Labneh

Slow-Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Garlic Labneh

When Friday calls for something sweet but filling and minimal effort, there's always the sweet potato. Some garlicky labneh on top adds the tang. Get the recipe for Slow-Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Garlic Labneh »Neal Santos

Custard With Armagnac-Soaked Prunes

Sauternes Custard with Armagnac-Soaked Prunes
Prunes are prized for their texture and sweetness; infusing them with tea and armagnac makes them even sweeter. Serve with a sumptuous custard and you have the perfect dessert. Get the recipe for Custard With Armagnac-Soaked Prunes »Tom Parker
Avocado with Salted Caramel

Avocado with Salted Caramel

Buttery avocados get seriously sweet with a sweet caramel drizzle on top. Get the recipe for Avocado with Salted Caramel »Matt Taylor-Gross
Plum, White Chocolate, and Tarragon Parfait

Plum, White Chocolate, and Tarragon Parfait

The most elegant way to end your weekday is with a parfait. Use white chocolate for the comfort, juicy plums for the fresh summer fruit and tarragon for the herby freshness. Get the recipe for Plum, White Chocolate, and Tarragon Parfait »Matt Taylor-Gross